Comedy Central has suspended production of the Colbert Report for at least two days, an unexplained development that ignited widespread speculation about the popular satirical news show on Twitter and other social networks.
Comedy Central said the show aired a repeat episode on Wednesday and would again on Thursday due to “unforeseen circumstances,” but did not elaborate. A spokesman for the cable network, owned by Viacom Inc., was not immediately available to comment.
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FILE: Actor and television host Stephen Colbert (L) hosts a South Carolina primary rally with former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, January 20, 2012. [REUTERS/Jason Reed]
Jon Stewart takes over Stephen Colbert’s SuperPAC
Dear Super PAC Super Members,
Hi there. I’m Jon. It looks like I’m running this thing now. All the details are in the press release below. Quick question: does anybody know where the key to the Super PAC bathroom is?
President Pro Tem
Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow
FOR REALLY IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Under New Management!
BASIC CABLE, USA – Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, an FEC registered Super PAC, today announced the addition of Jon Stewart to its executive board (along with the subtraction of Stephen Colbert).
With this change the group, which had been known colloquially as Colbert Super PAC, can now be referred to as The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. They have already begun updating all of their letterhead with sharpie.
“I am excited to take the reins of this completely independent organization, and begin to air ads in South Carolina,” said New President and Noncommunication Director Jon Stewart. “But I want to be clear: Stephen and I have in no way have worked out a series of morse-code blinks to convey information with each other on our respective shows.”
Colbert is currently exploring a run for President of the United States of South Carolina. Because of this, he cannot be associated with any Super PACs, although he has asked Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow to forward any periodicals of an “adult nature.” *
Americans A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is an independent, expenditure-only committee founded by Stephen Colbert in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, then handed down to Jon Stewart like a pair of old dungarees.
For Press Inquiries Contact:
Communications Director, Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC
* Including the periodical “Adult Nature”.